Annan Affotey and his ‘Red Eye’ Paintings

  Annan Affotey was born in 1985 in Accra, Ghana. After graduating from Ghanatta College of Art and Design winning Best Student of Still Life, Best Imagination and Composition, and Best Abstract Drawing awards, Annan joined the Revolution Art Organization and displayed his work in several group and solo exhibitions in Accra.  In 2013, Annan […]

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Nigerian artist Uchay Joel Chima

“I enjoy spending quiet moments observing nature and my environment, exploring shapes, colours and designs.” Since graduating from the Art School of the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria in 1997, Uchay Joel Chima’s artwork has continued to evolve, remaining relevant to developments in contemporary art. Weaving a tapestry of memory, imagination, societal happenings […]

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CONTEMPORARY ARTIST OMAR BA

Omar Ba is a contemporary Senegalese artist known for his mixed media paintings which fuse figurative and decorative motifs. Ba’s surreal scenes of violence and fantasy investigate despotic warlords of the present, traditional folklore, colonial oppression, and the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The artist has said that his work is meant to tell narratives that […]

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BASKET CASE II

  ARTISTS Ifeoma Anyaeji, Delaine Le Bas, Alexandra Bircken, matali crasset, Tapfuma Gutsa, Sebastian Herkner, Michel Paysant, including collaborations with Eric Gauss and Justin Langlands. WEAVING COMMUNITIES Binga Craft Centre, Bulawayo Home Industries, Lupane Women’s Centre, Zienzele Foundation, STEP Trust CURATORS Raphael Chikukwa, Chief Curator, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Christine Eyene, Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary […]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT COLLINS OBIJIAKU

Collins Obijiaku is a young, up-and-coming artist from Kaduna, Nigeria. His work is a celebration of blackness through elegantly constructed portraits. Gazing at his paintings is to be transported into a world where black people exist for themselves, innately elegant and unfazed by the world and its never-ending problems. There is an affective connection between […]

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GET TO KNOW NELSON MAKAMO

  Artist Nelson Makamo, born in 1982, is best known for his portraits of children from his native country of South Africa. He was born with a natural artistic talent that took him to Artist Proof Studios in Johannesburg to study print making. Makamo’s most distinguished exhibition to date was the 2006 Ten Years of Printmaking: […]

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AFRICAN ART GIFT BY JEAN PIGOZZI TO MOMA

  The Museum of Modern Art announces a major gift of 45 works of African contemporary art from the prolific collector Jean Pigozzi. The gift includes a selection of sculptures by Romuald Hazoumè (Beninese, born 1962) and Bodys Isek Kingelez (Congolese, 1948–2015); paintings by Moké (Congolese, 1950–2001) and Cheri Samba (Congolese, born 1956); an extraordinary […]

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CONGO TALES

Filled with vibrant images that highlight the area’s magnificent flora and fauna, this photographic project, which was three years in the planning and execution, offers an exciting opportunity to learn about nature and the environment and it delivers an optimistic message about trust, cooperation, and conservation for the next generation of policy makers. “Congo Tales,” […]

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YANNIS DAVY GUIBINGA — AN ARTIST TO WATCH

      Born in 1995, Yannis Davy Guibinga is a self-taught photographer from Libreville, Gabon who currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Focusing mostly on portraits, Yannis’ work is mostly centered around studying Blackness at large and its intersections with other social factors such as cultures and gender for instance. Yannis’ work focuses almost […]

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NIGERIAN ARTIST TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA

Born in Nigeria, Toyin Ojih Odutola is a contemporary artist who focuses on the sociopolitical construct of skin color through her multimedia drawings. Her work explores her personal journey of having been born in Nigeria then moving and assimilating into American culture in conservative Alabama. “I’m doing black on black on black, trying to make it […]

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ARTISTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

  Barthélémy Toguo, is a Cameroonian painter born in 1967. He lives in Paris and Bandjoun. He has also worked with photographs, prints, sculpture, videos. Toguo produces very powerful works that reflect his socio-political views about African and Western relations. Abdoulaye Konaté is a Malian artist. He was born in DIré and lives and works […]

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